Unlimited Mobile-To-Mobile Calling Plan Introduced by Bell Atlantic Mobile

CTIA WIRELESS '98, ATLANTA — Beginning March 1, users of Bell Atlantic Mobile's DigitalChoiceSM service will be able to ommunicate "mobile-to-mobile" throughout the company's Maine-to-northern Georgia footprint for an unlimited number of local airtime minutes -- and for as little as $9.99 a month.

According to Jack Plating, Bell Atlantic Mobile's executive vice president and chief operating officer, this "all-you-can-use" plan provides a very competitive price point that is both predictable and economical for customers who communicate frequently with other digital phone users on the Bell Atlantic Mobile network.

"Now that we have digital service deployed in all our markets, we are focusing our efforts on enhancing our network and developing service packages that make digital more accessible to all types of customers with varying usage requirements," stated Plating. This mobile-to-mobile plan will appeal to our customers with workgroups who need to communicate with one another on the road -- like ransportation services and utilities - as well as companies with a fleet of business travelers or untethered staff, such as at stadiums and convention centers.

Operating on Bell Atlantic Mobile's network -- the most advanced and integrated on the East Coast -- DigitalChoice service delivers increased call reliability, greater voice clarity, enhanced privacy and an array of service features. Using DigitalChoice, customers can make and receive calls, receive and answer pages, access voice mail and identify incoming callers. In addition, customers can use their digital phones virtually anywhere in the United States because Bell Atlantic Mobile wireless service works on both analog cellular and compatible digital networks.

Bell Atlantic Mobile bases DigitalChoice on Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology and is the industry leader in deploying CDMA service. This "next generation" wireless technology greatly reduces static and crosstalk and uses a unique noise suppression technique that improves voice quality. It also allows for greater call capacity on Bell Atlantic Mobile's network.

Note to Editors: Bell Atlantic Mobile is the largest wireless service provider on the East Coast and the second largest in the United States. The company owns and operates the most extensive network in the East, covering 111,000 square miles, and the largest chain of wireless retail outlets offering a full range of wireless personal communications services, including voice, data and paging. Based in Bedminster, NJ, Bell Atlantic Mobile has more than 5 million customers and 7,000 employees in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and through a separate subsidiary the Southwest. Through its Wireless at Work community relations program, which includes HopeLine voice mail service, Bell Atlantic Mobile uses its wireless technology to help individuals and communities improve security and emergency communications.